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Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp offers this weekly series of short programs on weather phenomena and recent meteorological events in Kansas.
 
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K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains that lightning can be a threat, even though a storm may be miles away.    

- 5/15/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says there are reasons why frost might form somewhere, but not on the ground.

- 5/15/2015
Thunder and lightning are usually observed together, but not always, says K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 5/8/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that heavy rainfall isn’t the only reason that flooding occurs.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how large rain totals are measured, and looks at record rains in Kansas history.

- 5/8/2015
Rising water volume can pose serious dangers, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.       

- 5/1/2015
Weather conditions change throughout the day and have their own measurements, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 5/1/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reminds us that as temperatures rise outside, they rise even more in closed vehicles.

- 5/1/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reveals that despite the image the state has from “The Wizard of Oz,” Kansas is not the number one state for twisters.

- 4/24/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp warns of the dangers that the sun’s rays.
 

- 4/24/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp has a formula to let us know when to take shelter during stormy weather.

- 4/24/2015
One way to measure moisture formation is what is called “dew point,” says K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 4/17/2015
Temperature and humidity are used to calculate what is called a “heat index,” as K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that spring conditions increase the chance of severe weather.

- 4/17/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) reminds us that a few days of warm weather doesn’t mean freezing temperatures are over.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says many factors can contribute to the range of concurrent temperatures in a local region.

- 4/10/2015
Warmer weather brings waves of increased temperatures, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 4/10/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains the differences in a warm front, a cold front, and a stationary front.

- 4/3/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the different between partly cloudy and fair.  

- 4/3/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at these unique clouds which usually indicate severe weather.

- 4/3/2015
Winter weather may not quite be over, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 3/27/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how the meaning of “normal” varies in the weather world.                 

- 3/27/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says April rains are important to the emergence of spring plants.     

- 3/27/2015
Severe weather can play nasty tricks on April 1st, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

Fire can get out of control and do significant damage, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                               

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that although we’ve had a warm month so far, March weather can at times be extreme.               

- 3/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains this study of the weather’s effects on nature’s life cycles.

Longer days mean a greater chance for storms, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 3/14/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the meaning of “equinox.”

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the most common ways by which precipitation is cataloged. 

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the most common ways by which precipitation is cataloged.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp shares some of the strategies that animals use to survive severe weather conditions, especially drastic temperature swings.

- 3/5/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why wind advisories are of particular importance to outdoor enthusiasts—especially bicyclists.

Can wind take an emotional and behavioral toll on humans and animals?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp shares some anecdotal evidence.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp kicks off Severe Weather Awareness Week with an acronym to help families stay safe when severe weather strikes.

- 2/27/2015
To conclude Severe Weather Awareness Week, K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reviews some of the systems and devices that can deliver severe weather alerts to your home or workplace.

- 2/27/2015
It only takes a small amount of rainfall to create flash flooding. K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains some of these factors, and what we can do to stay safe.

The old adage of ten inches of snow being equivalent to one inch of rain is not always true.  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains why, and offers a test you can try at home.

- 2/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains the role of water vapor.

- 2/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) tells us about the month of March, and how it can begin with weather that is wild, or mild.

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